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I dont post much, but I cant stand to read this stuff anymore . . .
And if i wanted a knock off of a profoto/broncolo/.... pack and head system i would buy PCB Zeus.
Your argument is hilarious because it's so flawed. Have you, or anyone reading this ever said who cares?? Did Paul invent the power inverter? Was he the first to put a power inverter on a battery and sell it? I will say he may have been the first to market one specifically for studio lights, but certainly was bit the first to assemble the combo and sell...Show more →
OK - you "can't stand to read this stuff anymore", then proceed to stoke the flames in order to create more stuff you can't stand to read. Curious.
Now to the specifics: I indeed, to my knowledge, was the first company to produce a commercially viable pure sine battery source for studio lights. I didn't say I invented pure sine inverters. Vagabond 150/300 was followed by Innovatronx and Dynalite.
No, I didn't invent the softbox, nor did Photflex. I believe this honor goes to George Larson.
I never argued that first equates to best.
I have never attempted direct competition or comparison to PW. I will say that our RR1 radio remote control was the first viable product that actually allowed radio control of power levels and modeling lamps, and that our 1986 WL Ultra was the first widely available monolight to include remote capability of these functions. Our relatively obscure Compuscene was the first (and probably only) remote control system with a computer interface and the ability to synchronize the power and firing of studio lights to video or audio via MIDI.
As for the monolight concept itself, I believe that honor goes to Bowens.
So yes, I am proud of my innovations and many contributions to the state of the art, only a few of which are mentioned here, and to the accessibility of pro quality lighting equipment to the many photographers who don't have the budget to pay ten of thousands of dollars for such equipment. If my willingness to defend my accomplishments and standing in the industry offend you, that's perfectly OK with me. By all means, buy whatever you like from someone else who you are not offended by.